The Basic Drone is the weakest purchasable drone in the game. Having the lowest damage per second and the lowest health. The only way to make these drones more effective is to use Arms Race or have a ton of them. But, these drones can be the difference between life and death when playing in the early levels, or fighting Providence, as he rarely kills drones when fought, and when he does, the player usually has enough money to buy them back quickly.
Being also the cheapest drone, it can be recycled at a low cost, making Bundle of Fireworks very effective to have when recycling these drones.